Centre for Maritime Law

About the Centre for Maritime Law

The Centre for Maritime Law (CML) at the NUS Faculty of Law is a research centre sponsored in collaboration with the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the NUS Law Vision Project (MinLaw). The Centre leverages on Singapore's status as the second busiest port in the world and the leading International Maritime Centre (IMC) in Asia.

The Centre aims to be the industry leader for maritime law research in Singapore and in the region, and also contributes to the needs and aspirations of the wider international maritime law community. Our research focus is private (commercial) maritime law, including: admiralty law and maritime arbitration; carriage of goods and passengers by sea; charterparties; the international sale of goods carried by sea; trade finance law; ship finance law; all aspects of the law relating to maritime casualties arising at sea; maritime private international law issues; marine insurance law; and oil and gas law.

The Centre is assisted by an Advisory Board, based in Singapore, Academic Fellows based in other universities, and Adjunct Fellows and Adjunct External Fellows, who are leading maritime law practitioners located in Singapore and throughout the world.

The Centre's work includes research and writing in its focus areas through colloquia, seminars, and other academic endeavours, including a database, Judicial Decisions on International Conventions, in collaboration with the Comité Maritime International (CMI), and the Working Paper Series. Members of the Centre publish their research in academic journals, books and edited books for leading publishers, serve as members of the editorial board of the Journal of International Maritime Law and the editorial committee of Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Yearbook (part of Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly), and are regularly invited to teach in universities abroad and speak at conferences and colloquia in Singapore, the region, and further afield.

The Centre also leads in the teaching of maritime law in the Faculty, particularly the LLM (Master of Laws) in Maritime Law, for law graduates, and the Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration (GDMLA), for professionals working in the maritime sector in Singapore.

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Faculty of Law :: National University of Singapore ::
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